Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – December 2013


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Not including nameplates which completely expired, 38 different nameplates reported Canadian sales that were half as much – or much less than half as much – in December 2013 than they were in December 2012. 

The sales figures for two specific vehicles, however, cause particular concern. German roadsters like the BMW Z4 are prone to fluctuation. Defunct pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Avalanche are naturally going to be on the downswing. But the Chevrolet Orlando’s Canadian sales fell at a faster rate than sales of the long-since forgotten Mercedes-Benz R-Class in December. 

Mazda 6 sales fell 75% in December and are down 55% since the beginning of June. For every 6 sold in December, Toyota Canada sold nearly twelve Camrys. Fewer than four 6s were sold per day – holidays included – in December. 

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
December 2013
December 2012
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche 
-98.3% 5 298
#2
BMW Z4
-93.2% 3 44
#3
Chevrolet Orlando
-91.5% 57 669
#4
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
-91.4% 3 35
T5
GMC Canyon
-90.9% 1 11
T5
Volvo C30
-90.9% 1 11
#7
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-84.6% 2 13
#8
Infiniti M
-81.8% 4 22
#9
Kia Sedona
-78.3% 18 83
#10
Honda Insight
-77.8% 2 9
#11
Mazda 6
-74.6% 116 457
#12
Scion iQ
-74.4% 20 78
#13
Mazda 5
-73.4% 89 335
#14
Dodge Avenger
-71.0% 83 286
#15
Scion FR-S
-70.6% 52 177
T16
Volkswagen Eos
-66.7% 15 45
T16
BMW X6
-66.7% 22 66
#18
BMW 7-Series
-65.4% 54 156
#19
Scion xD
-65.3% 17 49
#20
Lexus CT200h
-65.2% 32 92

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
December 2013
December 2012
% Change
T1
GMC Canyon
1 11 -90.9%
T1
Volvo C30
1 11 -90.9%
T3
Mitsubishi i MiEV 2 13 -84.6%
T3
Honda Insight
2 9 -77.8%
T5
BMW Z4
3 44 -93.2%
T5
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
3 35 -91.4%
T5
Kia Cadenza
3
T8
Infiniti M
4 22 -81.8%
T8
Audi R8
4 3 33.3%
T8
Volvo C70
4 3 33.3%
T11
Chevrolet Avalanche
5 298 -98.3%
T11
Jaguar XK
5 8 -37.5%
T11
Honda CR-Z
5 7 -28.6%
T11
Nissan GT-R
5 3 66.7%
T11
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
5 1 400%
#16
Nissan Cube
6 12 -50.0%
T17
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
7 14 -50.0%
T17
Acura ZDX
7 12 -41.7%
T17
Hyundai Equus
7 5 40.0%
T17
Dodge (SRT) Viper
7
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in December 2012 but didn’t sell at all in December 2013:  Dodge Caliber, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Colorado, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor. We did not include the Toyota Land Cruiser, a commercial vehicle in Canada which collected 16 December sales, in this list.
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